wash (one's) hands

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wash (one's) hands

To clean one's hands, typically with soap and water. Kids, be sure to wash your hands before coming to the dinner table! Everyone in my class is sick, so I've been washing my hands constantly.
See also: hand, wash

wash your hands

go to the toilet. euphemistic
See also: hand, wash
References in classic literature ?
It had an unusually large jack-towel on a roller inside the door, and he would wash his hands, and wipe them and dry them all over this towel, whenever he came in from a police-court or dismissed a client from his room.
When he had finished he took off his dust-cap and went out to wash his hands.
Philip, too weak and wretched to resist, allowed Griffiths to wash his hands and face, his feet, his chest and back.
Seeing himself placed next the Priest, and noting the ceremony, and thinking himself --being Captain of a ship --as having plain precedence over a mere island King, especially in the King's own house --the Captain coolly proceeds to wash his hands in the punch bowl; --taking it i suppose for a huge finger-glass.
A GREGGS employee was sacked after failing to wash his hands when he returned from the locker room to the bakery, a tribunal heard.
In a statement given to the hearing, the bakery operative said he had been so focused on his next job that he had forgotten to wash his hands.
In a statement to the hearing the baker said he had been so focused on his next job that he had forgotten to wash his hands.
Peter Boland claimed last week that the tycoon had boarded his luxury executive jet in the Middle East and said that he must wash his hands because he had been "shaking hands with Arabs all day".
T was relieved, but he told us that he had to spend the rest of the evening listening to jokes made at his expense and constant reminders to wash his hands.
He now, without being told, asks his mum for a bath and on nearly every occasion he will wash his hands before a meal, without being told: ``He sometimes needs a reminder but more often than not he does it automatically without me having to tell him.
It bothers me that he doesn't wash his hands thoroughly, many times just sprinkling his hands without using soap.
For men, on the other hand, there is a fundamental difference between the numbers one and two and, eventually, the pressure of fulfilling parental expectation collapses under the weight of adult experience and the fact that, unless there is a remarkable degree of splashback, a man need never wash his hands at all after relieving himself at a urinal (in the traditional fashion, that is).